Trade union leader turned central minister George Fernandes has led a very eventful life. He was an accused in the famous Baroda dynamite case, where there were attempts to blow up government property like railway tracks. He had to resign as Defence Minister over the famous Tehelka sting operation and was also linked with the Barak Missile scandal.
G for the G Reddy Brothers
G Janardhana, G Karunakara and G Somashekara have been amongst the richest and most powerful political brothers of south India thanks to their vast mining operations. Two brothers lost their ministerial berths and Janardhana has been arrested along with his brother-in-law, another Reddy. The mining scam unearthed by the recent Lokayukta report threatens to derail their entire operations.
H for HD Deve Gowda
Land and mining scams have been raging in Karnataka for quite some time and many aspersions have been cast against former PM Deve Gowda. This year, the state BJP came out with a 55-page booklet titled "Amassing wealth by corrupt practices" chargesheeting the entire family centered on his son HD Kumaraswamy. While Kuamaraswamy had threatened an Anna Hazare style anshan (fast), this issue doesn't look like going anywhere in a hurry.
Image: Former Indian Prime Minister and leader of the Janata Dal Party Deve Gowda arrives at parliament to vote of confidence in parliament in New Delhi.